Biomechanics and Multimodal Tissue Imaging Core

Mission Statement

The mission of the Biomechanics and Multimodal Tissue Imaging (BMTI) Core is to support the multidisciplinary, synergistic research programs in the Center for Musculoskeletal Research (CMSR), by providing high quality, consistent, efficient and cost-effective services for biomechanical testing and imaging of musculoskeletal tissues and joints.

These services include:

1. State-of-the-art biomechanical testing of biomaterials and musculoskeletal tissues from small and large animal models of orthopaedic trauma and disease, as well as human cadaver tissues and joints.


2. State-of-the-art services tissue and longitudinal in vivo imaging of small and large models of musculoskeletal trauma and disease using micro-CT, multispectral (fluorescence and bioluminescence) IVIS, and ultrasound imaging; including innovations in imaging protocols and image processing algorithms to derive translatable, minimally-invasive correlates of functional healing.


3. Subsidized, cost-effective access for New Investigators to BMTI Core resources, and consultation services and training opportunities for other investigators, staff, and trainees in the CMSR through formal educational seminars and one-on-one mentoring.

Technical Staff

Michael Thullen

Michael Thullen (Lab Tech)

Jayne Gavrity
Jayne Gavrity (Lab Tech)

Equipment Scheduling (For Internal Use Only):

Schedule the Micro-CT (internal only)

Schedule the IVIS Spectrum

Schedule biomechanical equipment (internal only)


Upcoming Speakers

February 9, 2016 - Special Lab Meeting (Adolph Auditorium, Rm. 1-7619 (8:30-9:30 am)

Yunpeng Yang - Identification of the effective sources of vascular progenitors for bone tissue engineering
Tao Wang - Electrospun Nanofiber-Based Biomimetic Periosteum for Cranial Bone Defect Repair

February 10, 2016 (Neuman Room, Rm 1-6823 (8:30-9:30 am)

Javier Rangel-Moreno - Small Inhibitors of nuclear export deplete autoreactive plasma cells in murine lupus
Wen Sun - B cells inhibit osteoblast differentiation in inflammatory arthritis


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